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Wearable Sensors and Infrared Cameras: Fostering Interdisciplinary Research at UMBC

July 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

“Interdisciplinarity” is a term frequently used in academia. But what is it, and how does a public university like UMBC promote interdisciplinary research while making it accessible to students and faculty? The User Studies Labs (USL), located in the Information Systems Department, equipped and managed by the Interactive Systems Research Center (ISRC), offer an answer to that question.

Join Dr. Andrea Kleinsmith and learn how newly acquired wearable sensors and infrared cameras for measuring human behavior enables collaborative research across various disciplines at UMBC, and helps faculty integrate teaching and research.

Bio: Andrea Kleinsmith is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Director of the Interactive Systems Research Center. Andrea’s research interests are in human-computer interaction and affective computing. Andrea investigates training in complex real-world situations with populations such as paramedics and surgical trainees. Her focus is on measuring and modeling affective nonverbal behavior, such as body expressions and physiological responses. Dr. Kleinsmith received a PhD in Computer Science from University College London, UK, an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Aizu in Japan, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Oregon.



July 22, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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